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Jen Applebaum - Managing Broker - Property Management
1323 7th Avenue, Valemount BC   Box 397 V0E2Z0
  
     250.566.1323 (cell)  250.566.4005 (office)  250.566.4007 (fax)

Seeking New Clients to help service the growing rental housing needs of Valemount! 

Currently Managing

30 Properties

93 Units

Read what my clients have to say.  Testimonials can be found at the bottom of this page.


Links to local realtors who can help you purchase your Valemount investment property

Valemount Real Estate

Irene Berndsen - Royal LePage

 Shelly Battensby - Re/Max

 

Licensed Property Management

Property Management services provides real estate owners with professional, licensed expertise in the administration of their rental investments.

The Manager acts as agent for the owner, to manage and administer the property according to the requirements of the Residential Tenancy Act and the Real Estate Services Act, in the best interest of the owner.  Tenant care, supervision of maintenance needs and financial reports of income and expenses are provided as part of your Management Contract.  I use Buildium cloud-based software to database services and financials.

I strive to maximize the long-term profitability for rental property investors while maintaining quality housing for my tenants.

Benefits of Working With A Licensed Manager

Management Service Costs

Initial Set-Up:

Fee → $125 flat rate

  • Create the Management Agreement with owner's approval of terms
  • Perform initial property audit & photograph property
  • Provide owner with suggestions for repair, maintenance, and upgrading options
  • Create database and tracking forms for owner, property, and tenants

Management:

Fee → 10% of monthly rent collected

  • Rent collections
  • Maintain open communication with tenants
  • Pursue remedies for tenancy issues
  • Arrange for maintenance and repairs to preserve and increase property value and to comply with landlord responsibilities under the Residential Tenancy Act
  • Periodic interior inspections of property and drive-by inspections of exterior
  • Provide monthly financial statement to owner of rental income, expenses and disbursements, provide annual financial statement for each property

Complete Tenant Placement Service - for Management Clients:

Fee → 1/2 of first month's rent

  • Advertise property on this website, display property poster at VRE office, post "For Rent" sign at property, arrange for ad in local newspaper at owner's cost on a proportionate basis with other owners
  • Answer inquiries, personally show property, screen & select tenants
  • Complete Tenancy Agreement forms with owner's approval of any additional terms and conditions
  • Collect pet/security deposits and forward to owner
  • Complete move-in / move-out condition inspections with tenants
  • If a tenant I place moves within 180 days (6 months), the next placement fee will be waived to re-rent property.  Partial tenant placement will be charged in its place.

Partial Tenant Placement Service - for Management Clients:

For owners who wish to find their own tenants 

Fee →  $125 flat rate

  • Coordinate current tenant move-out and new tenant move-in
  • Calculate damage deposit return
  • Complete condition inspection reports
  • Complete Tenancy Agreement
  • Collect pet/security deposits and forward to owner

Incidental Management Services:

Fee → $40 per hour/service call

  • Occupancy reports
  • Rental comparables
  • Photographs
  • Building audits
  • Document Serving
  • Arbitration processes

 

  • Reduced time constraints for you.  Let me handle all the tenancy issues!
  • You are protected from possible fraudulent use of your rental income collected by unlicensed help.
  • Feel secure knowing your real estate investments are being monitored by an experienced Manager, within a fully licensed brokerage, in accordance to the laws of the Real Estate Services Act and the province of British Columbia
  • Your tenants benefit from a local, experienced landlord who will maintain open communication with them about their responsibilities and rights in accordance with the BC Residential Tenancy Act
My Services
Maintain & improve the integrity and value of your property
Property audit with each initial set-up
Direct communication with clients and tenants
Available flexible hours for you and your tenants
Web-based rental marketing with multiple colour photos
Standing block rental ad in The Rocky Mountain Goat newspaper
Utilize proven reports and documentation
Strong relationships with local contractors to schedule and coordinate your maintenance and repairs
No hidden charges or fees - clear management contracts
No up-charging on materials or supplies
Maintain pooled Trust account and documentation audited annually by an independant accountant and reported to the Real Estate Council of BC
Monthly owner disbursements by direct deposit to your CIBC account
Monthly and annual financial statements
Thorough knowledge of the BC Residential Tenancy Act
Screen and place best qualified tenants
Negotiate and sign contracts
Complete required condition inspection reports
Rent, security, and pet deposit collection
Mitigate tenancy disputes
Complete insurance required unit and vacancy inspections at $25/occurrence

Testimonials

Jen has been a great asset for us in Valemount.  As we live in Edmonton, it really would not have been possible to invest in a revenue property there without her assistance.  Jen has been invaluable in maintaining and overseeing our property.  She has always been available to us and our tenants with any needs we may have.  She works in a very professional manner and we are so grateful to have her represent us there, in beautiful Valemount.  We would definitely recommend anyone interested in investing in Valemount to contact Jen."

Susan & Dwayne Phillips

"I bought my property as an investment in Valemount's future, because I truly believe the future is bright for this gem of a village tucked away in the mountains.  But while I'm working and raising my family in Calgary, waiting to turn my property into my retirement dreams, I need to be sure it's safe, secure and working for me.  Trying to do that on my own involved long and expensive trips back and forth with little success in finding prospective tenants, not knowing how much the market would bear for rental fees, or what I should do to the property to make it more appealing.

Jen has been pure gold, taking an empty rental in need of some TLC and turning it into a homey win-win for myself and my tenant.  She has taken all the work, worry and stress out of being an absentee property owner.  With Jen in charge, I know right away when something needs attention, and she gets the job done as quickly as possible...and with her network of home care professionals I know the work will be done right and at a fair price.  She has her finger on the pulse of the community and is the person to know if you want to be sure your rental proeprty will be an attractive option for quality tenants.  I couldn't be happier with her services."

Brian Pynn

"Jen managed a property I owned in Valemount for over 2 years.  Living and working in Calgary, I needed someone I could trust and depend on to take care of, and manage the property as a rental until I could sell it.  Jen was the person I could trust and depend on.  She was always responsive, efficient and very professional. 

I would definitely recommend Jen as a Property Manager."

Janice Kowch

"Jen is very professional, thorough and has worked very hard to keep my property rented."

John Dutton

"Jen provided Property Management expertise on my mother's residence in Valemount for over 2 years.  The peace of mind service that she provided to our family who lives in southern BC cannot be expressed in words.  All home maintenance, repairs, inspections, snow removal, lawn services and cleaning were done at the best possible price and the highest quality workmanship.  Jen is always available by phone and e-mail and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering her for Property Rental or Property Management."

Joan Kyba

Jen Applebaum has been managing Mountainview Apartments for the past five years, through some of the most difficult times in its history, due to the closing of the mill.  The recommendations she has made to make necessary repairs have been invaluable, resulting in increased tenancy during this very trying time.  She works very well with tenants, resulting in a well run, happy living area for all.  She understands my needs to have a building that cash flows positively, and to have regular, monthly reports"

Ed Dowling

" As out-of-town property owners, we feel secure and confident knowing that Jen is managing our investment.  For those who value a thorough, knowledgeable and detail-driven Property Manager, you wont find a better candidate"

Raphael Licht

" Jen Applebaum has been managing my property since 2007.  She has helped plan and supervise numerous renovations, helping to keep the building well maintained, tenants content, and increase the property value.  Her decorating expertise and advice have proven to be invaluable."

David Lehay